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Registration for 2005 Astrobiology Winter School credit

  • Fill out registration form - course is called Astrobiology 699 (3771) (contact Michele Sonoda if you have questions)
  • Fax completed form to Jennifer Oshiro at 808-956-3752
  • A registration fee to attend the 2005 AWS of $35 is required. Mail check to:
    University of Hawaii
    Institute for Astronomy
    2005 Astrobioloy Winter School
    2680 Woodlawn Drive
    Honolulu, HI 96822

Items to Bring

  • Participants should bring a laptop if possible (not required).
  • Kona excursion - Sunscreen, swimming gear
  • Cold weather gear - Mauna Kea Excursion

Oahu Schedule

January 9, 2005
  • Arrive in Honolulu, Hawaii no later than January 9, 2004
  • Take a taxi from the Honolulu International Airport to the Queen Kapiolani Hotel in Waikiki. Address: 150 Kapahulu Avenue
  • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Welcome reception in the Queen Kapiolani conference room (TBA)
From January 10 to 14, 2005 - except on January 13, 2005
  • Breakfast - participants are on their own.
  • 7:30 a.m. Pickup at Queen Kapiolani Hotel by Ground Transport, Inc.
  • 8:30 a.m. Dropoff at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA)
  • 9:00 a.m. Winter School starts.
  • Lunch to be catered.
  • 6:15 p.m. Pickup from the IfA by Ground Transport Inc.
  • Dinner - participants are on their own.
January 13, 2005
  • Breakfast - participants are on their own.
  • 7:30 a.m. Pickup at Queen Kapiolani Hotel by Ground Transport, Inc.
  • 8:30 a.m. Dropoff at the Institute for Astronomy
  • 9:00 a.m. Winter School starts.
  • Lunch to be catered.
  • Dinner to be catered.
  • 08:30 p.m. Pickup from the IfA by Ground Transport, Inc.

Hilo Schedule

January 15, 2005 - Travel to the Big Island
  • Breakfast - participants are on their own.
  • 6:30 a.m. Pickup at Queen Kapiolani Hotel by Ground Transport, Inc.
  • 9:40 a.m. Flight leaves from Honolulu International Airport to Kona
  • 10:30 a.m. Pickup by Roberts Hawaii
  • 11:15 a.m. Drive to Beach in Kona for lunch
  • 1:45 p.m. Drive to Volcanoes National Park
  • 6:30 p.m. Dinner buffet at KMC
  • 9:00 p.m. Dropoff at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
January 16, 2005 - Mauna Kea excursion
  • Breakfast - participants are on their own.
  • 8:30 a.m. Hilo to Mauna Kea Visitors Center (MKVIS)
  • 9:45 a.m. Orientation at VIS, bathroom, acclimatization Hawaiian culture and MKO presentation (Koa)
  • 10:45-11:15 MKVIS to Summit
  • 11:15-12:00 Tour 1 - Group 1 at Tel 1, Group 2 at Tel 2, Group 3 photos
  • 12:00-12:45 Tour 2 - Group 1 at Tel 2, Group 2 photos, Group 3 at Tel 1
  • 12:45-13:30 Tour 3 - Group 1 photos, Group 2 at Tel 1, Group 3 at Tel 2
  • 13:30-14:00 Drive to MKVIS
  • 14:00-14:30 Box lunches
  • 14:30-15:30 Nature walk with Kenyan
  • 15:30-16:45 MKOVIS to Hilo
  • 19:00 Dinner buffet at the Hilo Hawaiian
January 17 to 21, 2005 - except on January 19, 2005
  • Breakfast - participants are on their own.
  • 8:15 a.m. Pickup at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel by Roberts Hawaii School Bus Inc.
  • 8:45 a.m. Dropoff at the Institute for Astronomy
  • 9:00 a.m. Winter School starts.
  • Lunch to be catered.
  • 6:15 p.m. Pickup from the IfA by Roberts Hawaii School Bus, Inc.
  • Dinner - participants are on their own.
January 19, 2005
  • Breakfast - participants are on their own.
  • 8:15 a.m. Pickup at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel by Roberts Hawaii School Bus Inc.
  • 8:45 a.m. Dropoff at the Institute for Astronomy
  • 9:00 a.m. Winter School starts
  • Lunch to be catered.
  • Dinner to be catered.
  • 10:00 p.m. Pickup from the IfA by Roberts Hawaii School Bus, Inc.
January 22, 2005 - ALOHA Participants are to fly home or stay and visit Hawaii.

Emergency Contact Phone Numbers

Queen Kapiolani - 150 Kapahulu Avenue, 922-1941
Hilo Hawaiian - 71 Banyan Drive, 935-9361
Diane Tokumura - 956-7399
Michele Sonoda - 956-9863
IfA Hilo - 640 North A'ohoku Place, 932-2300

Last modified: January 3, 2005
Karen Meech
Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822
808-956-6828 voice, 808-956-9580 fax
meech@ifa.hawaii.edu
Bo Reipurth
Insitute for Astronomy
University of Hawaii
640 N. Aohoku Place
Hilo HI 96740
808-932-2314
reipurth@ifa.hawaii.edu